THEME: Precarious and Informal Work
TITLE: Rotten Fruit: Tesco Profits as Women Workers Pay a High Price
PUBLISHED BY: ActionAid
WHO IS THIS FOR? Labour educators, labour NGOs, and gender and labour activists.
This booklet takes a look at the conditions that women workers labour under on fruit farms in the Western Cape, South Africa, supplying the UK retails giant Tesco. While the retailers regularly announces large profits, the women workers face numerous challenges including poverty wages, exposure to pesticides, hunger, dismal housing and discrimination. The booklet exposes these conditions and makes recommendations to improve exploitative practices.